Lorcan's Pick of the Week is Leonidas Kavakos' recording of Bach's complete Partitas and Sonatas.

Leonidas released his most significant recording yet this year – Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. The set also includes the famous Chaconne in D minor from the Partita No. 2, for many, Bach’s single greatest span of music. Like many of his contemporaries, Bach was capable of creating great structures in sound, making use of the full range of choir, orchestra and soloists. He was unique, however, in his ability to conjure similar architectural marvels out of a single instrument. Bach titled his set Sei Solo – both a description of the work itself ('six solos’) and a reminder of the challenge to the player: ‘you are alone.’

Listen in each day at 5:15 as Lorcan chooses a piece from this new album.

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